Category Archives: science

Super fast log splitter

Good ol’ boy gives us a demonstration of the quickness of a rack & pinion wood splitter. The rack & pinion principle is explained:

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The Cubli – fave

The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube made from physics.

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Removal of rust by laser

No sanding, no chemicals, no soaking. Easy to watch and it makes a cool sound.

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Tricks with Newton’s Cradle

Fun with a new Christmas gift. It’ll become a decoration by Jan. 5th.

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The Navy’s indoor ocean

It’s 240 feet wide, 360 feet long, and holds over twelve million gallon of water. This is the MASK, the maneuvering and seakeeping basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock (Bethesda, Maryland.) It’s one of the largest indoor … Continue reading

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Antares rocket explosion from a distance

The first four Antares launch attempts were successful. During the fifth launch on October 28, 2014, the rocket failed catastrophically, and the vehicle and payload were destroyed. The failure was traced to a fault in the first stage engines. After … Continue reading

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Frozen soap bubbles

Don’t overthink this. Just watch the snowflake-like patterns develop over time.

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Remembering John Glenn – 1921-2016

In 1962 astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. The feat paved the way to US dominance in the space race and the mission to the moon. Glenn, ever a champion of human exploration, died December … Continue reading

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Parkour robot

SALTO the robot uses power modulation to store up energy before leaping into action. It uses wall jumps and back flips to achieve maximum agility.

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P12 Jetpack

A compilation of flights of the P12 one-man flight unit (or whatever it’s called) from the past year.

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Instant popcorn

The Mythbusters team up with Alton Brown to test making some instant, Chinese popcorn in one of their iron vessels. [4:06]

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Lightning sculpture

15″ x 20″ x 2″ Captured Lightning (Lichtenberg figure) sculpture being discharged inside a large slab of clear acrylic (Plexiglas/Perspex). This specimen was passed through the electron beam one time, flipped 180 degrees, and run through the beam again to … Continue reading

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Solar City and Tesla

The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, now hosts a solar power and battery storage-enabled microgrid that can supply nearly 100 percent of the island’s power needs … Continue reading

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Tesla autopilot demo

The video is dumbfounding. We are living in the future right now.

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Tesla solar tiles

Some insight into another Elon Musk vision. [5:54]

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7-story building earthquake test

A wood paneling system called X-Lam is used to build this 7-story building which is then subjected to a simulated earthquake.

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